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Holy Synod suspends daily services, weddings, baptism, keeps churches open

Following a lot of “gentle” pressure by the government, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church took a historic decision to impose several restrictions in the operation of the churches across the country and to call on vulnerable groups of the society and elderly to stay home. “Everybody should …

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Priest refuses to baptize girl, 3, after she says “No”

A Greek Orthodox priest refused to baptize a 3-year-old girl after he asked her three times for her consent and she replied three times with “No”.  The obviously nervous priest took off his stole and refused to proceed with the holy baptizing procedure. He left despite the strong opposition by …

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